We’re proud of the work we do to support to our Armed Forces and our staff regularly seek out volunteering opportunities that will have a positive impact on the lives of our Service community. We provide all our staff with one day each year to take part in local community projects, and a team from our Regional Prime South West contract recently chose to spend their volunteering day making a difference at Tedworth House in Wiltshire.
Tedworth House offers recovery services to all wounded, injured and sick Service personnel, veterans and their loved ones and is funded by the charity Help for Heroes. It aims to inspire those returning from duty or transitioning to civilian life to take part in activities and life skill courses to help them get back to doing what they enjoy most.
Our team arrived at Tedworth House just as they were sending off Great Britain’s representatives for the Invictus Games. However, once the last of the athletes had left, our volunteers were split into three teams, one team to set a bonfire (not easy in the wet), one team to cut wood for picnic benches and the third to build wooden jigs to create willow frames for climbing plants. Despite the wet weather and workshop conditions (a tent in the woods) everyone worked really hard and achieved a great outcome.
Matt Thorn, our Senior Project Manager and ex Royal Navy Weapons Engineer, helped to organise the event and said “Both the Wiltshire Woodland Trust and Help for Heroes were very grateful for our efforts and I would like to thank our volunteers for supporting this charity which is so dear to my heart, and to CarillionAmey for allowing it to happen.”